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Falling technology costs and rising electricity prices make going off the grid appealing but regulations and networks could hold others backLiving off-grid used to be something that people had to do to support modern life in remote communities but living without centralised power is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept
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2016-02-02 22:41:00
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Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictionsSixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard 1 satellite, which launched in 1958
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2016-01-31 02:00:03
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Climate Home: Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchersSolar power costs are tumbling so fast the technology is likely to fast outstrip mainstream energy forecasts.That is the conclusion of Oxford University researchers, based on a new forecasting model published in Research Policy
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2016-01-26 09:00:14
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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said efficiencies and increased use of renewable fuels will cut by half the carbon intensity of the world's economy by 2040 but climate policies will increase the cost of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the company's latest long-term outlook.
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2016-01-25 08:04:50
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
State public utility commission gave only power company permission to charge higher rates and fees to users, shattering industry’s business modelThere are 36 solar panels sitting in a row behind Richard Stewart’s home in north Las Vegas. The panels cost about $40,000 – most of his savings, he said
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2016-01-13 14:09:00
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The economic implications of the tumbling cost of crude are momentous but mixed. For the environment, though, it should at least mean that more fossil fuels stay in the groundA decade ago, British civil servants were packed off on a training day about, in a then-fashionable phrase, future-proofing UK plc
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2016-01-13 13:50:00
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will cut payments to wind and solar electricity generators for contributing power to the grid, the country's state planning commission said on Thursday, reflecting recent declines in operating costs.









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2015-12-23 23:24:40
Thursday, December 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The Tory party’s cuts to clean energy subsidies won’t save consumers more than a few pounds a year – but will cost the industry, and the climate, dearly “My priority is to ensure energy bills for hardworking families and businesses are kept as low as possible,” said energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd, announcing sweeping cuts to renewable energy subsidies on Thursday
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2015-12-17 05:13:56
Thursday, December 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Rising sea levels and tidal waves are washing away coastlines on many of the 196 inhabited islands of the Maldives, and there is no insurance policy to cover the costs.
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2015-12-10 06:13:09
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - The chief executives of seven top clothing companies, including Hennes & Mauritz Gap and Adidas , are calling on governments to agree a strong climate change deal, saying they fear global warming will drive up their costs.
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2015-12-03 08:07:18
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition look childishly simple and affordable
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2015-12-03 04:57:38
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil companies will likely pay close to $1 billion this year to put more ethanol and renewables in gasoline and diesel and face even higher compliance costs in 2016 after the U.S. government set targets for alternative fuel use above industry expectations.
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2015-12-03 00:18:26
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry countries such as India.
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2015-11-30 04:48:28
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Friday, November 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - It was supposed to be the way the market would cut greenhouse gases by itself: governments selling companies permits-to-pollute, which they could trade among themselves. Over time, the number of permits would be reduced, and the cost to companies of failing to cut emissions would rise
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2015-11-27 11:59:02
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
While the Paris climate summit is set to launch the world towards renewable energy, UK energy secretary Amber Rudd is backing nuclear power and gasThe UK’s new energy policy, sketched out on Wednesday by Amber Rudd, will keep the lights on. That’s the good news. But it makes meeting the UK’s carbon emissions targets harder and will cost energy bill payers more
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2015-11-18 09:20:45